Q: If the road is iced over and you slide, is it failure to control?
A: Ohio's failure to control statute states that "no person shall operate a motor vehicle . . . without being in reasonable control of the vehicle." Failure to control is generally a minor misdemeanor in Ohio carrying two to four points on your record, depending on whether you were in an accident. As far as whether you would be charged with failure to control if you slid on a icy road, it will depend on the circumstances. If you have been cited, you should consider speaking with an Ohio traffic lawyer regarding your case to discuss your options.
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